“Clay is the only medium that uses every element: fire, water, air and earth,” according to Tennessee artist Cindy Billingsley. “It is meant to be touched by the heart, the eyes and the hands.” Billingsley, a pioneering force behind Women Ceramics Sculptors art collective, curated 12 members’ artwork for inclusion in a collaborative Dynamic Narratives […]
This September marks the 34th year for Heritage Weekend, a free festival that explores traditional Appalachian customs like beekeeping, coopering, heritage toy making, broom and furniture making, spinning and natural dyeing, all sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Both Saturday and Sunday offer a full lineup of crafts, dance and mountain-inspired music with fare […]
Fiber Weekend at the Folk Art Center includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and a wearable art fashion show take place Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s new member exhibition, “It’s the Wow Factor!” is on display through Sunday, Sept. 8.
Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild send wearable art in the form of apparel, accessories and jewelry, down the runway on Sunday. Watch a slideshow here.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild is appealing the National Park Service’s decision to issue a Concession Contract to the group to continue its operation of the Folk Art Center. According to a letter sent to members of the organization by Guild President Lila Bellando, the Park Service’s proposed change “could have a serious negative impact” on the center’s educational programming.